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Who Is Believed and Who Is Blamed?

Who Is Believed and Who Is Blamed?

Update: 2018-10-1023
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Across the country, the confirmation of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh has set off a highly personal debate among women about credibility and culpability. We sit in on two of those conversations. Guests: A group of teenagers in Brooklyn, who shared with us their reactions to the accusations against Justice Kavanaugh; and the reporters Susan Chira and Ellen Ann Fentress, who spoke to Lovetta Green and Crystal Walls, two friends in Mississippi with very different political views. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

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Sara Timbre

listening to the old Republican woman was infuriating. I had to turn it off. you should keep it to yourself?? you're a wimp if you get assaulted?? what the actual fuck.

Oct 11th
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Wendy Bruder

boy was that hard to listen to those ignorant old southern women

Oct 10th
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Joe.Marianne Targonski

Wendy Bruder so true. I was so pissed listening to the Republican lady. She's effing absurd.

Oct 10th
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Joe.Marianne Targonski

listening to the young girls at the beginning talking about how being groped (or catcalled as young as 10) is so normal is so heartwrenching.

Oct 10th
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Joe.Marianne Targonski

Jane Peal I'm so sorry, Jane. It's so screwed up what we have had to accept as normal. I've had some similar experiences too, starting at 11 or 12. It's not right or okay.

Oct 11th
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Jane Peal

Joe.Marianne Targonski I remember walking to the store when I was 12 and men would literally pull over to hit on me. When I rejected them I'd be called a B so I learned really young that the best thing to do was to give them fake numbers. That's just life. I also remember 3 men pulling over & jerking off (3 separate occasions). once I thought they needed directions, 2nd I thought they were asking the time and when I seen it I threw my soda in his car. that felt like sweet revenge. I didn't realize that behavior was not normal until I was in my twenties. My circle of friends were not greatest and their parents were screwed up so I didn't have a moral compass. My parents were the best of the bunch but they were old school so they didn't talk about these things.

Oct 11th
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Molly Doyle

Wow. This was so discouraging. Are these people for real??

Oct 10th
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Wendy Bruder

Molly Doyle SUPER discouraging... and depressing

Oct 10th
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Andrew Mendola

The stupidity of people never ceases to amaze. How can you have faith in a society that produces such profound ignorance?

Oct 10th
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Alba Vargas

hard to listen to these women continue to blame women and prop up the patriarchy. sad but good to know this is what we're up against

Oct 10th
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tony

Knowing what they are thinking is not going to make any difference.

Oct 10th
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Joe.Marianne Targonski

tony I agree. I'm tired of these Republicans as zoo animals stories.

Oct 10th
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Brabo

Wow! Hard to hear women blaming women.

Oct 10th
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Jack Keovongsa

It seems that most older Americans 50+, still have the victim blaming mentality. The "assault/rape" happens get over it , was rough to hear.

Oct 10th
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Jane Peal

Jack Keovongsa Yes they do. I work with a Christian woman in her 60s and after work I was curious what she thought about this and she said the same thing. why was she in a room alone with a boy. I told her that was victim blaming and I asked her if she would say that to her daughter if it happened to her and she said yes. I think she just said yes to validate her opinion. I don't think she truly meant that.

Oct 11th
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Who Is Believed and Who Is Blamed?

Who Is Believed and Who Is Blamed?